‘Dolemite Is My Name’: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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Dolemite Is My Name

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Starring in his first-ever Netflix Original, what can we expect from Eddie Murphy in his biggest role in years. Taking on the role of famed Blaxploitation filmmaker Rudy Ray Moore, there’s a lot riding on Dolemite Is My Name to bring the spark back into Murphy’s long career. We have everything you need to know of Dolemite Is My Name, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Dolemite Is My Name is an upcoming Netflix Original biographical comedy-drama written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The film is directed by Craig Brewer and the first film that Brewer hasn’t written when sitting in the director’s seat. Alongside actor Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name is the first Netflix Original of Brewer’s career.

What is the plot of Dolemite Is My Name?

After numerous rejections by Hollywood, the multi-talented Rudy Ray Moore looks to create his own blaxploitation film around his character, the wise-cracking, kung-fu fighting, ladies-man Dolemite.

Who is in the cast of Dolemite Is My Name?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Dolemite Is My Name:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Rudy Ray Moore Eddie Murphy Shrek | Beverly Hills Cop | Coming to America
D’Urville Martin Wesley Snipes Blade | New Jack City | Demolition Man
Jerry Jones Keegan-Michael Key Keanu | The Predator | Let’s Be Cops
Carrie Mills Chelsea Gilson Hawaii Five-0 | Lucifer | My Christmas Prince
Ben Taylor Craig Robinson This Is the End | Hot Tub Time Machine | The Office
Theodore Toney Tituss Burgess Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt | Set It Up | The Angry Birds Movie
Jimmy Lynch Mike Epps Resident Evil: Extinction | The Hangover | Next Friday
Lady Reed Da’Vine Joy Randolph People of Earth | Office Christmas Party | This Is Us
TBC Chris Rock The Longest Yard | Grown-Ups | Head of State
TBC Snoop Dog Training Day | Turbo | Baby Boy
Did you know?

This is Eddie Murphy’s first R-Rated film Life (1999). That also makes it Murphy’s first R-Rated film of the 21st Century.

Will Dolemite Is My Name be Eddie Murphy’s comeback?

The height of Eddie Murphy’s popularity was throughout the ’80s and late ’90s but the past two decades haven’t been too kind to the veteran comedian.

Aside from his role as the voice of Donkey in the Shrek franchise, many of the roles Murphy has starred in have been very forgettable.

Dolemite Is My Name is, without a doubt, the biggest high-profile role Murphy has received in years. But will it be the comeback he needs to reignite his career? We’ll have to wait and find out.

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What is the run time of Dolemite Is My Name?

Dolemite Is My Name will have a run time of 118 minutes.

Will Dolemite Is My Name be available to stream in 4K?

There’s no confirmation that Dolemite Is My Name will be available to stream in 4K. Many of Netflix’s latest titles arrive with the option to stream in 4K so hopefully, this Original will, too.

When is the release date for Dolemite Is My Name?

The film will first premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019 before coming to Netflix.

It has now been confirmed that Dolemite Is My Name will be coming to Netflix on the 25th of October!

Will Dolemite Is My Name be available to stream in my region?

Despite the fact, the film is premiering in Toronto Dolemite Is My Name will be available worldwide.

Are you looking forward to the release of Dolemite Is My Name? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.